Late restart gives Harvick the edge Kevin Harvick got his best restart in a long time after a late yellow and his Chevy pulled away to a 4/10ths sec. win over the Toyota of Matt Kenseth with Kyle Bush, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch rounding out the top-5. With the win, Harvick advances to round 12 of the Chase in Homestead, something he has done every year since the Chase was started. 22 cars finished on the lead lap of the paper clip shaped flat 1-mile oval.
Sadler Takes Opening Round Of Xfinity Series Chase
Beats Daniel Suarez after late restart A huge push from Daniel SuÃ¡rez on a restart with four laps to go in Saturday night's eventful VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 sent Elliott Sadler ahead of Ryan Blaney to win the opening race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase at Kentucky Speedway, stamping his way into Round 2 of the Chase
Truck Series William Byron stole a page from his mentor and team owner, Kyle Busch. Leading 161 of 175 laps in Saturdayâ€™s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway â€“ the first race in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase â€“ Byron cruised to victory, the way Busch has done so many times before, and punched his ticket into the Chase's Round of 6.
Edwards leads all-Toyota Front Row in New Hampshire
Truex Jr to start 2nd Carl Edwards earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday, 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) by recording a third-round lap of 135.453 mph in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. This is Edwards' third pole in the last four races at New Hampshire and his sixth of 2016. Martin Truex Jr., the Sprint Cup Series points leader, will start second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota
Late pit stop propels Truex Jr. to Chicagoland win
Advances to next round of Chase Martin Truex Jr. won the race off pit road on the final green-flag pit stop of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, sparking him to the win at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. The speedy stop propelled Truex past rookie Chase Elliott, who had led 75 laps until the caution came out on Lap 262 of the 270-lap overtime race. The race was the first of 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Helps to prop up 3rd tier series In a race punctuated by a record 10 cautions, Kyle Busch streaked away from Chase hopeful Cameron Hayley in overtime and won Friday night's American Ethanol e15 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. With Busch's victory over runner-up Daniel Hemric, who passed Hayley after the final restart on Lap 150, Hemric and Timothy Peters locked up the final two of eight spots in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, which starts Sept. 24 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Field Is Set For The 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup
by Pete McCole The field for the 2016 edition of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup was finally set after Saturday night's chaotic Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, and whole several drivers were celebrating their first-time runs for the title, others were left scratching their head at what could have been. This year's Chase field will feature seven former champions, four first timers, and - for the first time since 2006 - two rookies, who will all battle it out over the next ten races to decide the 2016 Sprint Cup Champion.
by Brandon Reed In a race that saw a little of everything, Saturday nightâ€™s cutoff race for the Chase to the Sprint Cup ended with an Overtime finish. When Martin Truex, Jr. spun his tires on that final restart, Denny Hamlin sprinted away from the pack, and drove to the victory in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. After his crew got him off pit road first after a lap 321 caution, Hamlin would hold off challenges from Truex, Jr., Kurt Busch and Kyle Larson en route to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season.
Leads 197 of 250 laps With one ferociously fast pit stop, Kyle Busch erased a lackluster qualifying effort and cruised to victory in Friday nightâ€™s Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Busch beat the leaders off pit road during a critical stop on lap 48 and led all but two laps the rest of the way for his sixth NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Richmond, his eighth in 14 starts this season and the 84th of his career, extending his own gargantuan series record.
Federated Auto Parts 400 Denny Hamlin finally grabbed that elusive first pole that he's been chasing all season. After racking up 12 top-five starts - including an outside pole three weeks ago at Bristol - Hamlin broke through to take the top spot at his hometown track, topping the final round of qualifying with a lap of 22.069 seconds (122.344 mph) to win the pole for Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway - the final race in the Sprint Cup regular season before the Chase For the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins.
by Reed Spencer As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond for the final event in the 26-race regular season, there are 19 drivers competing for the final four berths in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Thatâ€™s right, 19 drivers who could qualifying for NASCARâ€™s 10-race playoff if circumstances happen to fall the right way. Among the 19, however, thereâ€™s a vast disparity in the odds of success.
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